Welcome 

Happy Epiphany! 

This morning, we remember the journey of the Magi to see the baby Jesus. 

During the service, there will be references shared, and all the links are here for you to follow. 

First - a song by folk singer, James Taylor called, "Home By Another Way." This video version pairs scenes from "The Nativity Story" with the lyrics and music from Taylor. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7BBFXps6sg

The second is the Epiphany tradition of "Star Words." If you would like to explore, here are three sites that do an excellent job of sharing three different types of lists.

1. Wellshire Presbyterian Church near Denver, CO. They include a helpful link to a random number generator on Google and a list of 184 words. https://wpcdenver.org/2020/12/star-words/

2. St. Lawrence Anglican Church in England has a wonderful tradition of using star words as part of a created advent calendar. Their list is as unique as their idea. https://www.bourtonparishchurch.co.uk/rectors-news/advent-star-words

3. The last list comes from a wonderful church resource magazine called "Reformed Worship."  https://www.reformedworship.org/article/september-2009/star-gifts

To access the links above, please either copy the link and paste it directly into a new browser window or highlight, right click, and choose the "Go to..." option. 

Happy Epiphany Sunday and week to you! 

 

(We now return you back to our regular Welcome message...)

Welcome to Heritage Presbyterian Church ~ as we navigate the new realities of Covid-19 in our community and in our world:

For now, we continue with in-person worship in the sanctuary and worship on line via the church's Facebook Page. Please take note of the following changes we will be initiating in order to offer a safe worship for all:

  • Social distancing will be encouraged, and we also ask that everyone wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, we have both disposable and reusable masks at church. You will be offered your choice upon your arrival.
  • Please enter the sanctuary under the portico driveway.
  • Please use the center isle to move forward into the sanctuary (toward the pulpit) and the side isles to move toward the back of the sanctuary or exit.
  • At the end of the service, everyone will be dismissed individually through the doors leading to the Gathering Area and then directly outside.
  • Please sit in the rows marked with green and refrain from sitting in rows marked with red. Keep three cushions between you/those in your family and the next person nearest to you.
  • The congregation will be asked to listen to Ann play the hymn without singing. 
  • Offering plates will not be passed but will be stationed near the exit door.
  • Ann and I will be the only two not in masks during the service but we will mask immediately after the service.

Our worship service will continue to be shared on Facebook as a live connection on Sundays at 10:30am and reposted Sunday afternoon to this website (see "Links" on the left menu tab). The Sunday bulletin is available under the "Bulletins" tab, located on the left menu bar. Join us at: https://www.facebook.com/heritagepresoh

We continue to be the connectional church, taking our faith seriously. We continue to be faith-filled people of God, living as disciples with a healthy dose of humor and gratitude as we gather electronically in Spirit and in person. We continue to be as active in ministry in new ways, doing all that we can as creatively as possible; however, we are also committed to doing our part to continue to keep the curve flat and encourage you to join us, and our community, in this effort. (Wash your hands and please wear a mask.)

If you are not receiving the online newsletter or church emails and wish to, send an email to connect@heritagepcusa.com and we will get you connected. 

Previous services from Facebook Live are available on the "Links" tab, found on the left hand menu on this web page. 

The office will be open from 10-2pm daily and the voice mail is checked regularly. 

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We will return to this, our Welcome message, once we resume regular worship and ministries in our church building: 

Welcome to Heritage Presbyterian ~ we hope you will join us for worship, which begins at 10:30 am on Sunday mornings. Our adult Sunday School begins at 9:30 am. 

We like to say that Heritage is a small church with a BIG heart (and yes, we also are the church with the green roof on the corner of Rts 58 and 2). 

We love to serve. We love sharing our ministry with the community. We seek to be God's hands actively engaged in ministry here at home. 

We take our faith journey seriously, and we serve with a huge amount of joy in our hearts. We are primarily an older adult congregation with intergenerational hearts. 

Join with us, and share your gifts on this wonderful journey of faith! 

We are easily accessible to a cluster of communities including Elyria, Lorain, Oberlin, Vermilion. 

Heritage Presbyterian Church was formed in October, 1999 by the merger of Westminister Presbyterian Church chartered in Amherst, OH in 1958, and Northminister Presbyterian Church, chartered in Lorain, OH in 1962. 

Both Westminister and Northminister are descendents of First Presbyterian Church in Lorain, OH, chartered in September, 1900.

Announcements

  • Advent Worship with the Synod of the Covenant

    Thanks to the Internet, we can join in worship with Presbyterians, and other faith traditions, all across the world. In our own backyard, the Synod of the Covenant will be providing an on line worship opportunity sharing voices from around the Synod. 

    Use this link to find the services between November 22 and December 27, including a service for Christmas Eve.

    https://synodofthecovenant.org/2020/10/21/presbytery-leaders-to-provide-advent-worship-services/

     

  • Online Giving

    If you are interested in creative ways to send in a gift to Heritage, please call the church office, or connect via the church Facebook page using Messenger (by clicking on the button below). 

    We can help to facilitate a direct connection via PayPal or through your online giving with your personal banking account. This can help folks who travel or who "snow bird" (or "reverse snow bird!") during the year. 

    We are more than happy to help your Stewardship of the Heart! 

    And remember, bring your extra change with you on Sundays!  Children and adults alike can make a difference simply by sharing what we carry around in our pockets. Thank you for helping to continue the vital ministry of Heritage in the Amherst/Lorain area! 

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